Early Saturday morning, at about 830 am, at the RWA national conference, I volunteered at the Workshop Booth because it was the only volunteer assignment I thought I could do. It didn’t involve unloading boxes or moving things around, and it did involve sitting and telling people where to go. I can totally do that! So there I was, bright and early, caffeinated and somewhat chipper, sitting in the Workshop Booth, attempting to steer people to different conference rooms.
I totally made up answers, I think. The Hyatt divided their ballroom in to a groundhog’s maze of rooms, and some were accessible from the main ballroom entrance, and some you had to go wander down a ways. There was one room that I swear you had to go down a hall, around the back, through the kitchen, down the street, under some railroad tracks, across a field, and then back through a really weird grimy door to find… a relatively nice ballroom. This was where the Nora Q&A was held, and the room was packed despite being totally hidden somewhere in west Texas.
But back to me! There I am in the Workshop Booth, hanging out and telling people where to go for various things, when the folks from RomanceNovel.TV come by. They want to film a segment of two conference attendees finding their way around, and can they stop by and ask us questions on camera? Sure! I might even still have lipstick on, but who knows.
And behold: a Smart Bitch Cameo. If you go to RomanceNovel.tv and click on “Jenna and Jaquie Part 1,” at about :44 seconds in, you’ll see me, looking COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY BEFUDDLED because Jenna and Jaquie asked directions to things we had not been asked about yet. The PAN retreat? Hur? Spotlight on Avon? Huh? Sure! Let me pretend I know where you’re going!
Ah, my few minutes of RN.TV fame: I look confused and really dim because I had NO idea where any of those things were. The look of dismayed horror on my face is cracking me up.